Classic Boot Built for the Elements

Higgins Mill Weatherproof Boot with Dainite Rubber Sole


Item# SF3277


  • Select Color 3278 Brown

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  • Our best selling Higgins Mill, now with weatherproof technology
  • Five eyelet, three hooks
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Relaxed Fit, slightly roomy feel


  • 360º Storm Welt weatherproof, sealed construction to conquer the elements
  • Waterproof membrane lining
  • CustomCork™ insole forms a custom fit
  • All-weather Dainite sole for premium traction
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the 1757 Last
  • German waterproof leather with soft leather lining
  • Recraftable
  • Care

    Care Instructions

    STEP 1: Using a damp cloth or sponge, lather our Saddle Soap and apply onto leather to clean and restore its natural oils.

    STEP 2: Moisturize the shoes with our Cream Polish to make them supple and soft, following instructions on the product.

    STEP 3: Condition the shoes with our Speed Polish, protecting them from dirt, rain and snow.

    STEP 4: Take our Heel dressing applicator and apply to the edge of the heel and sole.

    STEP 5: Apply our Leather Lotion as needed for added protection and polish in between cleanings. Use our Horsehair Shine Brush to buff shoes to a desired shine.

    *For camo printed leather, simply rub our Leather Lotion onto print with our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth as needed and wipe smudges or dirt away with a damp cloth.

    Relaxed Fit

    The relaxed fit has added space in the toe box. This extra room allows for thicker socks and foot expansion that occurs at the end of the day or during a long flight.

    U.S. E.U. U.K.
    5 38 4
    5.5 38.5 4.5
    6 39 5.5
    6.5 39.5 6
    7 40 6.5
    7.5 41 7
    8 41.5 7.5
    8.5 42 8
    9 43 8.5
    9.5 43.5 9
    10 44 9.5
    10.5 44.5 10
    11 45 10.5
    11.5 45.5 11
    12 46 11.5
    12.5 47 12
    13 48 12.5
    14 49 13
    15 50 14
    16 50.5 15

    For help getting the perfect fit, we recommend you visit a retail store to get your feet fitted. If you do not have the option to visit one of our stores, you may contact customer service to help you choose the right size.

    Width Available Sizes
    AAAA 8.5-16 Narrow
    AAA 10-12, 13, 14
    AA 10-12, 13, 14
    A 9-12, 13, 14
    B 8-12, 13, 14, 15
    C 8-12, 13, 14, 15
    D 6-13, 14, 15, 16 Medium
    E 6-12, 13, 14
    EE 6-12, 13
    EEE 7-12, 13, 14 Wide

    Weather Ready

    Purposefully designed dress shoes and boots to conquer the elements.

    Best suited for:
    Rain, snow, and exceptional
    everyday styling.

    Premium waterproof leathers and a full waterproof membrane built on our proprietary 360° Storm Welt™ that is seam-sealed to keep you dry in the most challenging conditions.

    Best suited for:
    Light moisture and
    everyday styling.

    Leather crafted with innovative, water-resistant properties that don’t compromise on comfort and offer outstanding water repellency to keep shoes dry.

    Ask & Answer
    Higgins Mill Weatherproof Boot with Dainite Rubber Sole is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 25.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from AE as a company I tried the boots on in the store and loved them. They did not have an unworn pair in my size so I ordered online. When I finally got the pair of boots, they sent me the trial pair from their local store. This trial pair has a spot of delaminating leather, a stain on the leather and has clearly been tried on many times. They came in the box unwrapped in the boot bag or tissue paper. The box itself is beaten up from presumably being pulled on and off the shelf. I have contacted customer service to see how they will be taking care of these issues. I dread having to go through returns and reordering right now with COVID and holiday shipping delays and lost shipments. If I wanted a used pair of boots I would have ordered from ebay. If I wanted boots that weren't 100% properly made I would have ordered from the factory seconds stock.
    Date published: 2020-12-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from HIGGINS MILL I bought these boots on a whim and with the sale I could not pass them up. I have a wide foot with a high instep. My current boots include a pair of Filison which are phenomenal high boots that I use in heavy NY snow storms, Two Pairs of Timberlands, which I used for pheasant hunting and on the sporting clay course and a pair of Red Wing-Irish Setters, which I love. The Filison boots are big, heavy and do what they were designed for. I love them but would not wear them casually. The Timberlands just don't seem to fit my feet well and after a few ours in them I'm very uncomfortable. The Timberlands seem to have defects and I had to return one pair as the fell apart after wearing them twice. These Higgins Mill boots were available in E width so I gave them a try. I must say they are slightly wide but with heavy socks they work well and are keepers. These are perfect for my outdoor activities as well as worn with either casual slacks or dress. They are the perfect boot and are a blessing as far as comfort is concerned.
    Date published: 2020-11-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am so happy I read some of the reviews about how AE shoes aren't what they are supposed to be and I was somewhat nervous before making a purchase online. I bought these on sale around Christmas 2019 and they were factory seconds from a local store that only sells factory seconds here in Wisconsin. They measured my feet and the moment I put these on I didn't want to take them off. The 11E fits perfect, my knee feels better than wearing any other footwear, I get compliments on them everywhere, and I really enjoy the time I spend on maintaining the leather. I have had them about 6 months now, and if I was going to complain about anything it would be the dainite sole has worn a little on the back outer heel. I have always been a heavy heel striker so it was not a real surprise. I will just get that replaced when the time comes. The customer service had been great with a few questions I had and I am getting my second pair of AE boots in about a month. I am happy to be supporting an American company and one that is so local for me. There other boots and shoes I have seen have been in excellent shape, I think that some of the negative reviews may have been exaggerated.
    Date published: 2020-07-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exceptionally comfortable boot. Great looking boot. Extremely comfortable. Plenty of room to wear a mid weight boot sock. Runs true to size. Great quality leather. Truly weatherproof. I receive many compliments on these boots. Only complaint is that the eyelets are poorly finished on inside of boots causing many pulls to socks and damage to laces. I expected better finish-work from Allen Edmunds.
    Date published: 2020-03-19
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    What kind of brown?

    Is the brown used on this boot a more medium or darker brown?
    Asked by: Egi26

    Can I return a discounted item?

    Asked by: David

    Is the inside of this boot fully leather lined?

    Asked by: Edgar26
    The Higgins Mill Weatherproof Boot has a leather lining.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-11-24

    What is "German leather"?

    Is it made of Germans or something else? Top grain or lesser quality? Danke schön!
    Asked by: A Nickname
    German leather is leather that has been sourced from Germany. It is full grain leather.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-11-16

    Also interested in breathability. Compared to non-weatherproof versions, is the difference noticeable?

    Asked by: BB
    Even though the membrane is waterproof it is also highly breathable. The difference to other styles is not significant, but that depends a lot on each individual's sensitivity, preferences, and of course local climate. Thank you for your question!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-10-20

    Is there a leather lining next to my sock or would my sock be up against the waterproof membrane?

    I ask because my experience with boots with waterproof membranes is that they create more sweat and, thus, moisture inside the boot than ever creeps in from outside. I am hoping that a leather lining next to the skin alleviates that problem somewhat. Frankly, I have always considered these waterproof membranes a gimmick of marginal utility that is not a net benefit to anyone.
    Asked by: Simple
    The leather lining will be up against your socks. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause!
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-10-19

    Why isn’t this boot offered in a C width?

    Asked by: Derrick
    Sizing is often dependent on consumer demand. However, we have forwarded your request to the appropriate parties for future consideration.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2020-02-27

    You used to offer this boot with a contrasting, brown leather layer. Is that option still available for custom order?

    Asked by: Lebog
    We apologize, we do not offer custom leather options at this time. You can find the Higgins Mill options currently available to order by following this link: If you have other questions, feel free to contact us again.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-01-15

    Will the waterproof membrane lose it's effectivness over time or delaminate? Can the membrane be repaired or replaced in this case?

    Asked by: Ben

    Can the Dainite Sole be replaced when it wears dwon ?

    Asked by: Christopher
    The Higgins Mill boots are eligible for Recrafting, so the Dainite sole can be replaced. To learn more about Recrafting, please follow this link: Thank you for your question!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-01-04
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